Chinese New Year Family Festival 2022

Chinese New Year Family Festival 2022

Join CI Online January 29 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for our Free Chinese New Year Family Festival!

Experience an interactive cartooning workshop, a New Year read-aloud storytime, and a creative lantern art exercise from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET to welcome and celebrate The Year of the Tiger. Register online- the participation link will be provided in advance- and gather materials to experience our immersive, engaging, cultural activities! No previous Chinese language skills required.


About the Year of the Tiger:

Chinese New Year 2022 celebrates the year of the tiger! Tigers are courageous and active people who love a good challenge and adventure in life. Tigers are also kind and benevolent. Animals, jazz music or other things that call for imagination are good for them. In Chinese culture, tigers are seen as the guardian of children. Infants and babies wear tiger designs to protect against evil spirits.

Download our New Year activity packet to enjoy more art and Chinese education!

Festival Schedule

10:00-10:45 AM: Dim Sum Warriors Celebrates the Year of the Tiger with Cartooning (ages 5-11)

Enjoy a super fun and interactive workshop where your children celebrate Chinese New Year as they inspire and draw cartoons along with the award-winning team from Dim Sum Warriors

It’s full of live, giggly learning and great for children who love to draw!

What You’ll Need:

  • Drawing Paper
  • Markers/Crayons/Pastels
  • Stickers

10:45-11:15 AM: Year of the Tiger Storytime
(for children 2-10)

Read the tale of the Tiger as we celebrate Chinese New Year with a storytime read-aloud in both Mandarin and English. Together, we will enjoy The Year of the Tiger: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac as our caring educator shares this funny and heartwarming book with your children, live from China Institute!

What You’ll Need:

  • A love of reading
  • An interest in stories

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: New Year Lantern Making Workshop
(for children 2-10)

Create and decorate your own Chinese New Year Lantern paper lanterns to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, while learning more about Chinese new year greetings, the traditions behind Chinese lanterns and how they communicate wishes for a successful year.

What You’ll Need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Safety Scissors
  • Markers
  • Stickers and glitter
  • Glue/Gluesticks
  • Battery-Powered Tea Light Candle


SHOW YOUR TIGER STRIPES: Display the art you created by tagging China Institute on
Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@Chinainstitute_)!

Continue Your Child’s Learning Journey:
Afterschool Classes at The School of Chinese Studies Start January 30!

China Institute Kids classes

For children, their learning journey begins and continues at China Institute where caring teachers educate those 2-16 in a culturally immersive environment at either our Upper East Side or Downtown New York location.